The need for speed The need for speed

Beauteous Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique appeared Sunday afternoon with the visiting Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer.

on August 06, 2019 at 12:32 PM
Berlin wall Berlin wall

Why did I mostly want to close my eyes and just listen?

on July 18, 2019 at 9:57 AM
Rosa’s turn Rosa’s turn

To heck with Bayreuth and Salzburg, Glimmerglass and Santa Fe as Rosa Feola sang Mozart at Lincoln Center Friday night and I wouldn’t have been anywhere else!

on August 06, 2018 at 10:51 AM
Aggrieved is the glorious work Aggrieved is the glorious work

What could go wrong? As it turned out: just about everything!

on July 20, 2018 at 1:19 PM
Bernstein’s Mess Bernstein’s Mess

“I think that if it’s not [Bernstein’s] worst, it surely reflects his worst tendencies…”

on July 19, 2018 at 9:32 AM
Mostly Mozart in the Jungle Mostly Mozart in the Jungle

Tack on a little symphonic Beethoven and some particularly zany hosting patter from Bernadette Peters, and you start to lose focus, or at least some sense of, um, what matters mostly.

on July 26, 2017 at 12:56 PM
That’s how they did it That’s how they did it

Idomeneo proved enormously moving while a much more complicated Così fan Tutte went for shallow romantic hijinks stripping that work of its darkly ambiguous disturbing view of love.

on August 22, 2016 at 11:47 AM
Everything is illuminated Everything is illuminated

Few new operas have received the near-unanimous acclaim that has greeted Written on Skin since its first performance at the 2012 Aix-en-Provence Festival.

on August 12, 2015 at 2:55 PM
Practical magic Practical magic

Notable purveyor of mayhem and infanticide Medea has lately been missing from the local operatic scene, but Sunday afternoon sections of the recently renovated Alice Tully Hall were singed by Canadian soprano Dominique Labelle’s blazing incarnation of the Greek sorceress.

on August 19, 2014 at 2:37 PM
A boozy short leave A boozy short leave

After 23 years, the Queen of Carthage has finally made it to Manhattan.

on August 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM